This post is long over-due. A while back I had a few days off to go explore, so I went south.
Sorrento and the surrounding areas are only a train ride away from my beautiful home, Roma. I decided to stay a couple of days and explore the coast.
My coworkers and I had rented a cute little B&B with a great view of the Piano di Sorrento shore. It was sometimes difficult to get to because the only way down was a steep zigzag one-way road, or an elevator that had very strange operating hours.
We wandered around and found a hotel in Sorrento with a great view. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. We ordered a snack and were able to just sit and take it all in for a couple of hours. It didn’t take long to book a massage, either. I left feeling like a Princess. So completely amazing.
A tip for travelers: I found that this area has many English-speaking Italians. It was easy to ask questions and find accurate answers, which is not always the case in other places in this wonderful country.
One of the days, we took a boat ride to the island of Capri. Eventually, we made our way over to Anacapri, risking our lives on public transportation. We took the gondola ski lift to the top for amazing views of the Mediterranean and Mt. Vesuvius.
What I love about traveling is all of the random, chance encounters with strangers. You never know who you will meet or what conversations you will have. The romance of adventure is breathtaking.
On the last day, one of my girlfriends came down from Rome and we took the SITA buses down the whole coast. Positano, Amalfi, Salerno… it was a beautiful and unforgettable time. It felt a little bit like Under the Tuscan Sun meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I just love adventure. I love laughing until I cry. I love trying new things. I love every bit of Italy.
Until next time (in about one week with my brother),